New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival presented by Shell en Vocalist Ingrid Lucia has Jazz Fest Lagniappe <p>The second weekend of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, presented by Shell, is here.&nbsp;&nbsp;Four days of back-to-back music in a variety of&nbsp;genres&nbsp;will fill the air at the&nbsp;Fair Grounds.&nbsp; We go<em> Inside the&nbsp;Arts </em>for conversation with native daughter and jazz vocalist Ingrid Lucia, who&nbsp;performs Friday, May 4, on the Lagniappe Stage. Lucia has just produced a new CD aimed at helping local female vocalists reach new markets.</p> Thu, 03 May 2012 14:47:35 +0000 Diane Mack 10120 at Jazz Fest Set to Begin Friday <p>NEW ORLEANS (AP) &mdash; Jazz horns, Cajun fiddles, zydeco washboards and rock guitars &mdash; they&#39;ll all be heard at the same place when the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival kicks off tomorrow. Performances by soul singer Irma Thomas, the Beach Boys, the rock band Zebra, jazz clarinetist Tim Laughlin, Buckwheat Zydeco and others open this year&#39;s event.<span style="display: none;">&nbsp;</span></p> Thu, 26 Apr 2012 14:45:22 +0000 The Associated Press 9472 at Conga Superstar Poncho Sanchez and his band play Jazz Fest on Friday, April 27th <p>Poncho Sanchez is one of the world&#39;s&nbsp;greatest conga players &mdash; and has led his own band now for 32 years. Sanchez and his band &mdash; featuring special guest Terence Blanchard &mdash; play Jazz&nbsp;Fest on Friday, April 27th.</p><p> Wed, 11 Apr 2012 20:10:57 +0000 Fred Kasten 8635 at Singer Dianne Reeves Plays Jazz Fest Sunday, April 29th <p>Dianne Reeves is one of the world&#39;s finest jazz&nbsp;singers, and through the years she has hired a lot&nbsp;of New Orleans musicians for her bands &mdash; including Herlin Riley, Chris Severin,&nbsp;David Torkanowsky &mdash; and these days, pianist Peter Martin and bassist&nbsp;Reginald Veal, who will&nbsp;be&nbsp;featured in her&nbsp;quintet at Jazz&nbsp;Fest.</p><p> Mon, 09 Apr 2012 18:06:47 +0000 Fred Kasten 8489 at